• Firstly, you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own respecting their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly, you must hate a Frenchman, as you do the devil.

    Horatio Nelson's advice to his Midshipmen (1793) as quoted in "Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral, Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B., Duke of Bronte, Etc., Etc., Etc, Volume 2" edited by Thomas Joseph Pettigrew (p. 580), 1849.
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